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Compromised periodontal status in an urban Sri Lankan population with type 2 diabetes

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Philip Preshaw, Professor Giles McCrackenORCiD, Dr Nick Steen, Professor Peter Heasman


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Aim: To determine the prevalence of periodontitis in an urban population of Sri Lankans with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and to compare the data with those from a population of adults without diabetes. Methods: Demographic data and a diabetes profile were recorded for a population of urban Sri Lankan adults with T2DM including duration of diabetes, blood pressure; percentage glycosylated haemoglobin, fasting blood glucose level, total cholesterol; triglycerides, low- and high-density lipoproteins. The clinical examination comprised an oral soft tissue examination, full-mouth probing depths (PD), gingival recession (GR), clinical attachment levels and bleeding on probing (BoP). Results: Two hundred and eighty-five individuals with T2DM and 72 controls were examined. 33.3% of T2DM patients were diagnosed with chronic periodontitis compared with 21.7% of controls (p=0.077). Subjects with T2DM had significantly more sites with PD≥4 and ≥5 mm (p<0.01), and higher mean GR and BoP scores (p<0.01). Conclusion: This urban Sri Lankan population of subjects with T2DM demonstrated a compromised periodontal status compared with non-diabetic controls. © 2009 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Preshaw P, De Silva N, McCracken G, Fernando D, Dalton C, Steen N, Heasman P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Year: 2010

Volume: 37

Issue: 2

Pages: 165-171

Print publication date: 07/01/2010

ISSN (print): 0303-6979

ISSN (electronic): 1600-051X

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.


DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2009.01519.x


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